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Utah Transportation Permit (6-UT-a)

Special transportation permits are required if construction or operations will require the transportation of loads over the weight and size limits specified under the Utah Code.

Transportation Permit Process

6-UT-a.1 - Does the Project Require the Transportation of an Oversize or Overweight Load?

Special transportation permits are required if construction or operations will require the transportation of loads over the weight and size limits specified under the Utah Code.

Before moving a vehicle or load, which exceeds legal dimensions as outlined in the Legal Vehicle Dimensions a permit must be obtained and carried in the vehicle for inspection by law enforcement personnel. Destroyed or illegible permits may be re-printed or replaced at any port of entry.

The appropriate permit for oversize vehicles and loads, including special mobile equipment, must be obtained prior to operating within the State of Utah, except when entering on I-15 (St. George) and I-80 (Echo and Wendover).

(See Utah Trucking Guide Ch. 16-24)

6-UT-a.2 - No Permit Needed; Continue with Project

If the proposed load does not exceed the dimensions specified, no special transportation permit is needed.

6-UT-a.3 - Comply with Permit Conditions Before Purchase

The following conditions must be met to obtain a permit:

• Be in compliance with all financial responsibility obligations as specified under 49 CFR 387, R909-1.

• Vehicle(s) must be properly registered. (UCA 41-1a-101)

• Driver(s) are properly licensed with appropriate endorsements.

• Must be in compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). (49 CFR Parts 382-399)

• Must be in compliance with the Hazardous Material Regulations (HMRs). (49 CFR Parts 171-180)

• Must be in compliance with all UCR requirements

6-UT-a.4 - Compile Relevant Information

The following information must be provided when applying for a permit:

Motor Carrier Information:

o USDOT number

o Address

o Telephone number

o Fax number

o Web address (if available)

o Email address (if available)

Vehicle information:

o License number, state, expiration date

o Vehicle make, year, registered weight

o Unit number

o Complete Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

Specific load information

• Permit duration (Single, Semi-Annual, Annual)

• Requested routes

• Dimensions: length, width, height, front and rear overhang

• Requested weight

6-UT-a.5 - Purchase Oversize Permit Online Before Trip or at Select Ports of Entry

Permits may be purchased online at www.udot.utah.gov/public/mcs prior to entry. Permits may be purchased by major credit card and may be issued based on annual permit dimensions and weight, or on a single trip basis.

6-UT-a.6 - Oversize/Overweight Permit

Upon the receipt of a complete and appropriate application, an Oversize/Overweight Permit will be granted.

6-UT-a.7 - Observe Weather and Lane Restrictions

Weather Travel Restrictions

Extreme caution in the operation of a commercial motor vehicle shall be exercised when hazardous conditions are present, such as those caused by snow, ice, sleet, fog, mist, rain, dust, or smoke, adversely affect visibility or traction. Speed shall be reduced when such conditions exist. If conditions become sufficiently dangerous, the operation of the commercial motor vehicle shall be discontinued and shall not be resumed until the commercial motor vehicle can be safely operated. Whenever compliance with the foregoing provisions of this rule increases hazard to passengers, the commercial motor vehicle may be operated to the nearest point at which the safety of passengers is assured.

No carrier shall operate an LCV combination, with a combined trailer length in excess of 81 feet, when the following conditions exist:

• Wind in excess of 45 mph

• Snow and ice on the roadway

• Visibility less than 1,000 feet

When any of the above conditions exist the carrier may choose one of the following options:

• Cease operations until weather conditions improve

• Driver may drop a trailer at a safe location

Note: Leaving a trailer on the roadway including exit or entrance ramps is not permitted.

(49 CFR 392.14)

Travel Land Restrictions

Left Lane Travel Restrictions

A person may not operate a vehicle in the left-most lane or High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes if:

• Vehicle is drawing a trailer or semi trailer regardless of size, or

• Vehicle or combination of vehicle has a gross vehicle weight of 12,001 or more pounds.

• Left most lane when three or more lanes exist in the direction of travel.

Right Lane Travel Restrictions

• Permitted non-divisible vehicles shall be driven in the right-most lane of traffic, except where the right lane must exit.

• When overtaking and passing another vehicle, permitted non-divisible vehicles shall be driven to the immediate left of the right-most lane returning to the right most lane as soon as feasible

• If right-most lane is designated as an "auxiliary" lane, vehicles shall operate in the center lane until the "auxiliary" lane ends.

(UCA 41-6a-702)

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